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be many special guests looking down on president obama from the balcony's in the house are representatives, including this man, apple ceo, tim cook, who will be sitting with the first lady. reports say the president will likely reference coke and apple for their latest plan to move manufacturing back to the u.s., but that is not the whole story. coke recently announced a plan to make the new macintosh and the u.s., but there are a tiny part of apple's business. apple's primary product, the ipad, iphone account for nearly three-quarters of the company's sales and are all made in china at places like fox con. that's not going to change a time soon. because as steve jobs once said denton cook echoed, you cannot find that many americans to hire. i bet there are just a few american engineers out there that would disagree, but they probably aren't looking at being paid $18 per day. mr. president, instead of dividing the ceo of the world's biggest company, what you bring in small business owners who are dealing with her policies the in and day out. while they're there may be t
this? >> soledad, obviously president obama is condemning this, calling it highly provocative. he issued a statement and said north korea's nuclear weapons and bollistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and he continued the u.s. remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region. obviously ther obvious obviously, there is grave concern. the north koreans are saying they have a different type of weapon, more sophisticated, more powerful. what is happening right now is that the u.s. and international organizations are monitoring what they -- what they can from this test. they are sending the united states, sending planes aloft and what they do, they have sensors on them, and they try to sniff the air in a way and figure out exactly what kind of explosion that was. because there are a couple of different types of explosions, and depending on that, we could find out how much they can do of testing in the future and perhaps create a bomb. soleda
: president obama tonight delivers his fourth state of the union address. it coincides with a new news poll that finds 52% of americans approve of the job president obama is doing. while only 38% do not. the speech, of course, will have an emphasis on gun safety which president obama has made a top priority in the wake of the sandy hook school strategy. the 15-year-old honor honor roll student who performed in the inaugural parade only to be gunned down later. they'll bring in other people who have been touched by gun violence. our next guest is one of those house members rosa delora. >> thank you very much. >> michael: before we get into the minutia that we expect to get out of the speech, who are you bringing and why is that? >> i'm honored to have with me tonight, that is a brother of one of the teachers vickie soto. her brother carlos is with me tonight. vickie and carlos' family is from stamford, connecticut which i represent. vickie is a true hero. she hid--she hid some of her students in the closet, and then she stood in front of the others to protect them. then she was murdered as o
by violence and gun violence. so i think that moving forward you will continue to hear president obama make these types of broad-based arguments in terms of the policy and getting stiffer gun legislation passed. you also heard president obama saying some of the measures he is calling for deserve a vote. realistically does he expect a reinstatement of the ban on assault weapons? probably not. he will continue to call for a vote but i think today is an indication that he's going to continue to press for other things like improving mental health services, early childhood education, and alongside that continue to fight for the legislation in terms of what is realistic, probably most likely getting universal background checks. that seems to have the broadest base of support at this time, martin, but we're really getting a window into the tactic this president will take moving forward as he does try to combat gun violence. again, getting personal today. it reminded me of his state of the union address when he had that rousing finish at the end which was also quite emotional when he spoke to the v
happened. sick stuff. and it seems to be growing in inverse proportion to obama's popularity. the better he looks, the worse these characters, inhofe, cruz, mccain, and lindsey graham, are determined to look. did you notice the smile on john boehner's face sitting up there behind the president during the state of the union? if you did, you're imagining things. so afraid of the hard hating right of republicans these days of every stripe, even boehner's scared to death of looking like he might like something barack obama had to say. to do that is to risk political death in these days. let's go at it. our guests are joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chairman of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. let's take a look at this. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time hoping new information comes out about them? "the new york times" reports today that anti-hagel groups are right now hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of these groups said in interviews that they expected their efforts to include more phone calls urging conservati
barack obama had to say. to do that today is to risk political death in these days of republican defeat, anger, discontent and downright hatred. joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chair of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time, hoping new information comes out about him? "the new york times" reports anti-hagel groups are hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of these groups said in interviews they expected their efforts to include more phone calls, urging conservative voters to tell their senators to vote no. new efforts to unearth embarrassing details from mr. hagel's past and potentially a new round of television advertisements pressuring democrats to drop their support for him. michael steele, it used to be a president got his cabinet. >> yep. >> now when you want your own defense chief, you get to get the entire opposition party to the last man and woman voting against it in what i don't even get is one reason. i mean if you ask all those republicans what did they do to filibust
on a missile, a missile aimed right at the united states. president obama reacting today saying, quote, north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and the international peace and security the united states will also con continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. republican congressman ed royce, chair of the house foreign affairs committee also responding saying quote, today's nuclear test by north korea is yet more evidence of its deep commitment to its nuclear weapons program and demands the obama administration's attention. this test comes just weeks after north korean regime stated its goal to develop a miss till -- missile to strike the united states and mere days after it produced a outrageous video of a missile attack on new york city. just to remind you, we have 30,000 u.s. troops protecting south korea on the demilitarized zone between the north and the south. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live at the state department. james, this is chock-full. >> reporter: and scary stuff, arthe
exchange with a senior obama administration official who didn't like what he was reporting. today we learned that that official is gene sperling and we're getting some new insight into that exchange as white house officials are going out of their way to say it's all part of a big misunderstanding. let's bring in our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. she's been doing some digging, reporting on what's going on. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: book woodward and gene sperling had a phone call first and then an e-mail exchange. bob woodward said he felt it was threatening and the white house is saying that is ridiculous and a seener adviser, david pluf, is sort of mocking bob wood ward sending out a tweet comparing him to an aging sports star. watching woodward the last few days is like watching mike schmidt facing live pitching again. perfection gained once is repeated. ouch. here's what the drama is all about. an intimidating threat or a friendly exchange between a reporter and a white house official? >> they are not happy at all. >> reporter: at issue, a spat ove
that undermines regional stability. obama said north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program pose a threat to peace and security. he said the u.s. will continue to take steps to defend itself and its allies. obama called for what he called swift and credible action, including new u.n. sanctions. >>> prime minister shinzo abe says the test is a grave threat to japan and is unacceptable. abe says the test is a serious challenge to arms reduction and nuclear nonproliferation. he says they have tried to resolve difference with their counterparts in pyongyang without success. abe is urging north korea to take control over their nuclear and missile programs. a group of north korean represents interests the interests of pyongyang in tokyo. chief cabinet member said if five senior members visit home they will not be allowed to re-enter japan. they are also considering further sanctions. >>> north korean leaders have heard similar criticisms before and they've ignored them. nhk world kangookamoto has more. >> reporter: the work in mid-1980s they built north korea facilities. u.s. japan and
a known testing site. now, of course, the backlash as leaders including president obama condemn the move. this video shows north koreans applauding in the streets. in a nation where millions are starving, according to south korean estimates, north korea has spent more than three billion dollars on its nuclear program. enough to feed the country for three years. we'll have more from the state departmental but first to jonathan hunt live at the united nations in manhattan. a rare show of unity of the united nations. >> members gathered that it became apparent that the nuclear test had, indeed, taken place. u.s. ambassador susan rice described it as a threat to regional and international peace and stability and joined the other members in, quote, strongly condemning north korea's action. ambassador rice said that there will be consequences. listen.... >> when the council responded to the last provocation in violation of its obligation we said and the council said that was clearly committed in resolution 20787 to take, and i quoted, significant action in the event of any further launch using
. president obama is set to bring home 34,000 u.s. troops from afghanistan by this time next year. white house and pentagon officials confirmed it today. the decision marks the next phase in the administration's plan to end the u.s. combat role in afghanistan by 2014. there are currently 66,000 american troops in afghanistan, down from a peak of 100,000. a sharply divided senate armed services committee moved today to approve chuck hagel for defense secretary. the party line vote on the former senator was 14-11. his fellow republicans challenged hagel's past statements and votes on israel, iraq and iran's nuclear weapons program, while democrats argued hagel was more than qualified. >> i just believe that the testimony of senator hagel was not reassuring. i don't think he did come across clear and convincing, that he understood our policies toward iran. and the fact that you don't understand why and you can't clearly articulate the bad news for america for the iranians' nuclear capability sharply and to the point is unnerving and for the times in which we live. >> the concern that i have is th
-level nuclear test, an action condemned by the united nations security council, president obama, and other world leaders. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, is pyongyang taking steps to build a bomb that could reach the united states? we examine the challenges the test poses for the west. >> brown: hari sreenivason gets the latest on the former los angeles police officer wanted for murder, after a gun battle in the big bear mountains this afternoon. >> woodruff: then, we get a preview of tonight's state of the union address from white house press secretary jay carney. >> brown: from malaysia, special correspondent steve sapienza reports on the social and environmental costs of harvesting palm oil, found in products ranging from cookies to cosmetics. >> one big reason the oil is so cheap to produce is the steady supply of migrant labor. it relies on 500,000 global workers to feed demand for the product and fuel malaysia's economic prosperity. >> woodruff: ray suarez talks with journalist phil bronstein about his profile of the navy seal c
word today from president obama. he's taking on the gop on the right fiscal course for the country. he released his weekly radio address and says it's time to finish the job of cutting the deficit by the goal of $4 trillion. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training or medicare and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealthiest are asked to do nothing more. that won't work. we can't just cut our way to prosperity. >> republicans aren't holding back in their gop address today. criticizing the president over the upcoming threat of sequestration. >> what the president failed to mention was that the sequester was his idea proposed by his administration during the debt limit negotiations in 2011. and now we in the house on behalf of our constituents are calling on the president to join us in replacing his sequester with better, more responsible spending cuts. >> joining me now, correspondent for the garden, an
. >>> u.s. president barack obama condemned the test. he said it was a highly provocative act that undermines regional stability. obama said north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program pose a threat to peace and security. he said the u.s. will continue to take steps to defend itself and its allies. obama called for what he called swift and credible action, including new u.n. sanctions. >>> prime minister shinzo abe says the test is a grave threat to japan and is unacceptable. abe says the test is a serious challenge to arms reduction and nuclear nonproliferation. he says they have tried to resolve difference with their counterparts in pyongyang without success. abe is urging north korea to take control over their nuclear and missile programs. a group of north korean represents interests the interests of pyongyang in tokyo. chief cabinet member said if five senior members visit home they will not be allowed to re-enter japan. they are also considering further sanctions. >>> jap meez japanese prime minister abe came into office promising to turn the economy aroun
deficits and debt, president obama will call for more spending and investment, we're told, in tonight's "state of the union" address. meanwhile, speaker of the house boehner says the president "doesn't have the guts to go against his liberal base. " we have extensive coverage throughout "special report" tonight. first up, chief white house correspondent ed henry with just released excerpts. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. you are right. dramatic news night. this is a big moment for the president. this may be his last "state of the union" before he is a lame duck. the last chance for him in a "state of the union" to really grab the nation by the lapel and deliver the message. aides say he plans to use the opportunity tonight being forceful and arguing for a stronger, middle class. while somehow not adding to the deficit with new proposals. as you noted. an excerpt. just given to us by the white house and what he will say. "tonight, i will lay out additional proposals that are fully paid for and fully consistent with the budget framework, both parties agreed to just 18 months a
news alert for you. with just hours to go before the first state of the union of president obama's second term, we're getting new details about the key focus of his prime time address to the nation tonight. welcome to america live, everyone, i'm alisyn camerota in for megyn kelly. and amid a recent string of economic concerns, the national unemployment rate just recently ticked up to 7.9%. consumer confidence has dropped to its lowest level in a year for the first time since the recession ended, the economy actually contracted, also, gasoline prices are unexpectedly spiking. the national average now at 3.60. 19 states have prices that are higher than that. stuart varney is the anchor of varney and company on the fox business network. he joins me now, hi, stu. >> alisyn. >> what are we expecting the president to say about the economy? >> a lot of what he will say has been leaked at least a broad outline and call for a more robust government presence in the economy and saying government and government spending which will rebuild the middle class. he won't call it government spendin
, and they have at the most popular politician in the country behind their back. president obama said he is ready to work with them. notably he and former president bill clinton had become more eager to get ahead, more progressive, vs senate democrats. you've got to be ready to compromise a little bit with the other elements of congress in the coming months. you are going to have defections when it comes to gun control, immigration, and what we may have to do with a fiscal policy. host: you touch on that point, an unlikely ally for house democrats, the speaker of the house, john boehner. guest: that is something that many democrats have pointed out. he made -- he may need them to get some of these bills passed. as he did with the debt ceiling vote. as he did with the bill for hurricane sandy victims. as it came with the fiscal cliff agreement. i see that as a possibility with a gun control and immigration, because while republicans cannot be eager and willing to discuss the issues, pulling suggest that the house may have to pass something. i will meet democrats. host: -- they will need democrats.
be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this r
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
chance to motivate congress to do big things. since president obama's second term began, he has spent much of his time in public simply selling his immigration plan and pushing for new gun control law s. leaving the issue that's dogged him for four years, jump-starting the nation's economy, on the sideline. advisers say that will change in tonight's speech. >> an outline for him to grow jobs and the middle class. >> reporter: echoing familiar themes from last year's campaign. >> gold and manufacturing, education, national security and the deficit. real achievable plans that will lead to new jobs. >> reporter: tonight's state of the union comes two weeks before a new round of budget showdowns between the president and republicans. draconian spending cuts march 1st that both sides say they want to avoid but will kick in if nothing is done and then march 31st, the government runs out of fund iing. the president, pushing for tax hikes on the wealthy. republicans insisting on major spending cuts. >> the president will actually have to move beyond the gimmicks and the taxes and propose real
're just hours away from president obama's address and we've got three money problems the president can't afford to dismiss our all-star power panel explains how to solve them. >>> plus is elon musk versus "the new york times." tesla's new model s is trashed in "the times" review. now he is fighting bacalling it completely untrue. tesla chief executive joins us to explain why. >> are you sitting down? the state of virginia is going to start cutting hours for part-time workers, just so it doesn't have to pay for health care. what? that is exactly what the president said would not happen. we're going to tell you this nasty side-effect from obamacare will spread to your state. even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: all right. let's turn to today's market moment. the bulls getting back on track. a rally for financials and some strong earnings reports pushed the dow and s&p 500 back towards five-year highs. the nasdaq saw a slight loss, led by 2.5% decline in apple's stock. the blue chips closed at their highest level since october 12th, of 2007. the dow is just 145
malpractice models that can improve patient safety and bring down liability premiums, president obama became the first chief executive in history to direct us to use our authority to provide funding for that effort. and we've got models going across the country. i'm pleased attended, and we will have a full report in the next few months, we have some very promising results from these models which are being scaled up in various parts of the country. many of which were developed, modeled and implemented by physicians. another example is accountable care organizations. when we released the first proposed aco rules, we received a lot of feedback, some of it not very positive, from the physician community. much of it was -- much of it told us that the rules came up short, if you mentioned a few specific areas. you told us we needed to reduce the reporting burden. so we did, cutting the number of quality measures by about half. you told us there have to be an option for smaller organizations that need help with startup costs. so we agreed, creating the advance payment aco model. you told us we nee
. what are we hearing from the white house? >> president obama called john baner and mitch mcconnell about the upcoming cuts. today. no details are being released. right now on capitol hill house democrats are holding a hearing, looking at the impact of the scheduled cuts. >> eight days from now, a tremor will hit the american economy that is both unwelcome and unnecessary. it is an across-the-board cut in spending that some estimate will cost us 750,000 american jobs. >> congressman andrews said that often catastrophes are unavoidable. this one, he said, is completely avoidable. >> shepard: of course it is. it is this bunch of people in washington on the both sides of the aisle who say, if we don't get something done by this date, sequester kicks in. you now hey they decide to stop sequester? decide it doesn't have to kick in. >> leading republicans say they're open to a compromise on spending but saying no more new taxes. the president obama called for a balanced approach and the outcome was tax increases, cantor says, quote, president obama says unless he gets a second tax
to hear honest, straight talk from a congressman. next up, ceos of the white house again, president obama and business leaders discussing the deficit and immigration reform but critics claim the white house will not listen anyway so why all the meetings? the top economic aid and one of my favorite guys, another straight shooter. i want you to react to a sound bite we have. goldman sachs ceo lloyd playing find spoke about the economy, spoke about what we are about to get into. i want reaction to this sound bite. >> a lot of the economic numbers are surprisingly on the high side. some in front of us, i think it is undeniable we are entering a growth phase at this point. liz: do you agree with that? >> my feeling is that is probably true past the next six months, still feels like it has some bumpy patches we have to get through but i do think as we are slowly coming out of this downturn there probably are a lot of things to the upside we can start looking to benefit from not the least of which being crawling out from under the rock of the collapse of the housing market. liz: we are getting o
is interesting because this comes just before president obama is going to deliver his "state of the union" message. and the north koreans, as they have done many times in the past, have managed to insert themselves into the middle of everybody else's agenda. there is no way that president obama will be able to deliver that message without having to say something substantive about north korea. it comes just four days before the birthday of the late north korean leader, kim jong il. and i am sure the propaganda machine will be an overdrive trumping this as a great success cementing the legacy and further illustrating how much his son and heir is doing a great job. and in the region, i think it is going to send all kinds of ways of anxiety. south korea, it raises questions for the incoming president who has talked about wanting to reach out to north korea appeared very unclear whether she will be able to do that now. instead likely to be forced into a much more confrontational position care japan, governed by a conservative right-wing prime minister, is searching for ways to get tougher on n
not mean that a deal can pass the house, and that's the fundamental problem here. president obama does not have a foil on the republican side. he does not have someone that he can deal with. mitch mcconnell maybe, but, remember, mitch mcconnell is up for re-election and is worried about a primary in 2014. you know, when we talk about the possibility of a big deal, i think boehner has been weakened by what happened with the fiscal cliff. mcconnell, i don't think, is fundamentally predisposed to do anything. particularly if it includes raising tacks. so who does he make a deal with? who can deliver the votes? >> and in fact, the senate democrats who are talking about the republicans in the senate who now are a little frightened by the election results and perhaps are looking for ways to come up with solutions, they know that the problem is, mike allen, in the house. the other thing, of course, that's going to be very emotional and send very strong signals is the presence in the chamber of all of these victims, from gabby giffords to the parents from chicago with the first lady. all of th
-bowles or bowles-simpson, do something. >> my last question is right on the. if not president obama, who? there's a short window here for a reelected president. if the guys are just to doug and this year, can't be done, three years from now there will be a whole new window to get something done. what do you think it will take if not president obama speak with my experience in negotiating the balanced budget agreement in 1996 at the beginning of the president's first term, president clinton's first term, is now is the opportune time. so what we need to do as americans is to quit complaining and push these guys to make a compromise they have to make in order to get something real done that put our fiscal house in order spent as erskine said, he spent hours, and days, in his work as the last person to balance the budget in the united states by working with newt gingrich and dick armey. he often says you only one, but i don't -- but he's that kind of savvy, mr. steady. and if he can't, if you can't, and i admire him deeply, watched him, he's a tremendous man, he's the best of the best, if he with h
and portrait of both -- of the first ladies, and from michelle obama. now belt -- now available for the discounted price of $12.95 for -- plus shipping and handling. >> c-span, created by american's cable companies in 1979 and brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> the national governors association wrapped up a winter meeting monday in washington with a stop at the white house to hear from president obama. in about 40 minutes, the governors here from a tv personality, dr. oz, about the importance of healthy living. ben bernanke will be on capitol hill tomorrow morning to deliver the semiannual monetary policy report. live coverage of his testimony before the senate banking committee will be on c-span 3 at 10:00 eastern. >> all the founders' primary concerns, number one, with national security. what would they say, for example, about a company? based on how they acted in other instances, they would have savored a bailout because the supply -- a supply united states with their fighter jets. you can make an argument they would have supported the bailout
primary care. [laughter] >> thank you. [applause] >> in a few moments, a discussion on how president obama may approach foreign policy and national security in his second term. and in a little less than an hour and a half, a cato institute forum on the state of libertarianism. >> several live events to tell you about today. the georgetown university law center hosts a forum with campaign staff members and representatives of interest groups who will focus on how lessons of last year's campaign will affect legislation in the new congress. that's on c-span at 11 a.m. eastern. and here on c-span2 at 1 p.m., we're covering an atlantic council discussion on the situation in mali. >> john mccain's 2000 campaign when he ran for president is the most memorable campaign. i mean, of any that i've ever covered or been around. i mean, it was just -- we'll never, we'll never see it again. i mean, here he was, you know, facing george w. bush who had all the face cards of the republican party backing him, and the three republican governors in new hampshire and all the money, and john mccain went out and h
's inauguration parade. hadi ya a penned elton was an innocent by stander. her paersons will be michelle obama's guests at the state of the union tonight. ted rowlands is out front on a case that's galvanized residents to action. >> hi, my name is hadiya. >> the murder of 15-year-old honor student hadiya pendleton is a case that people in chicago want solved. the high school sophomore who had just returned from performing as a majorette at the presidential inauguration was killed in this park after finishing a final exam, but getting witnesses to help make an arrest, even in a case that's gotten so much attention for almost two weeks has been difficult. >> people are rightfully concerned about their participation as witnesses in this case or in any other case that involves a murder. >> chicago police say attacks against witnesses are actually rare, but people still believe they're in danger. >> i have to live here and my family lives here, so it would be a problem with me telling. >> because what could happen? >> because they would kill people. it's that dangerous around here. >> it is dangero
's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> sava
this in both the bush administration and now in the obama administration. clearly, whatever limits, and i think the limits are very severe now on the demilitarized zone dealing with the proliferation question at all, but any prospect of dealing with it i think is nonexistent, as long as the state department maintains this kind of blackout policy and, not only dividing any information about it, but and, frankly, wanted to do with this at all in negotiations with north korea. chris hill took it off the table february agreement. did not mention proliferation. and that's just an example of the situation. so this relationship that north korea has with iran i believe has entered a new and more formidable and threatening stage, frankly, at this point. >> thank you, larry. if there is someone from state department. representing the state department right here. okay. the floor is open. anybody can comment to joe's comment, larry's, argument, what not. the floor is open. raise your hand. identify yourself. okay, would you come up? >> [inaudible] >> standby microphone, please. thank you. >> this question
a nomination of a man who used to sit across from them. president obama nominated chuck hagel as secretary of defense. democrats filed a motion to limit debate and force an early vote to approve hagel. most republicans voted against the motion and it fell two votes short of the 60 needed to move on. >> has this ever happened in history to a nominee for the defense department? no. >> many republicans are questioning statements hagel has made in the past about u.s. sanctions on iran. some say they will take part in a confirmation vote if they get sufficient time for debate. members of congress are taking a week long break. senators will pick up their discussions later this month. >>> the top 20 economies are gathering in a place where marx and lenin would never dream of to discuss how economies deal with their economies. ron madison joins us. >> finance minute serious and central bank governors of the group of 20 countries will soon begin their meeting in moscow. shinzo abe's policies to improve japan's economy have drawn quite a lot of attention from the international community but official
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